During COVID, older adults should avoid the grocery store

Older adults should avoid making trips to the grocery store during the pandemic and instead use curbside pick-up or food delivery, new data shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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Home health aides can guide family caregivers to improve care

Family caregivers often struggle with tasks once a loved one comes home from the hospital. A new study offers ways to help them help those in their care.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~5 min

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Which countries have the most ageism?

Ageism varies among countries, new research shows. Older adults in Japan and China are highly respected; but that's less true in the US.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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Most adults over 50 say they’ll get a COVID vaccine

Most—but not all—older adults will get a COVID-19 vaccine once it's available. Many want to wait and see how others fare after getting it first.

Katie George-Rochester • futurity
Nov. 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Is it safe to visit family in nursing homes this holiday?

Can you visit nursing homes safely as COVID-19 rages on through the holidays? An expert explains what's safe and how you can protect your loved ones.

Saralyn Cruickshank-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Noise may up chance of Alzheimer’s disease

Just 10 decibels more daytime neighborhood noise is associated with 36% higher odds of mild cognitive impairment and 30% higher odds of Alzheimer's disease.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Older adults feel better than young people despite COVID risks

Older adults report more feelings of calm and less anxiety—even during the COVID pandemic that places them at greater risk than other age groups.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~9 min

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Tuned lighting helps older adults get a good night’s sleep

Tuned LED lighting that changes color and intensity over the course of a day and night helps older adults in nursing homes get a better night's sleep.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Immune cells may explain high BP after menopause

Menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells may contribute to the sharp increase in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women.

U. Arizona • futurity
Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Falls may signal Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear

Older people in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's, before cognitive problems arise, are more likely to fall than people not on track to develop dementia.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~8 min

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